Congratulations on your admission to Gallaudet University. We look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to the Bison family. New Student Orientation (NSO) is a required program for all students enrolling at Gallaudet for the first time, including first-year and transfer students. NSO is a transition program intended to help students prepare for the start of their academic career at Gallaudet University. During NSO you will have time to meet your academic and career advisors, become familiar with Gallaudet University resources, and get to know your classmates. There is no other place like this in the world; your experience here will be unique and memorable.  We are so glad you are here!

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The mission of New Student Orientation is to assist new undergraduate students with their transition to Gallaudet University. Through a series of programs and experiences, students will meet their peers, become familiar with Gallaudet University policies, procedures and resources, and participate in a variety of academic and social experiences.

Spring Orientation Schedule (TBA)

Residence hall move-in day:       Friday, January 15, 2021
New Student Orientation:           Friday,  January 15 - Saturday, January 23, 2021


FALL Orientation Schedule (Hybrid)*

New Student Orientation:          Monday, August 16 - Friday, August 27, 2021

* Information about move-in dates is forthcoming.